Mandatory IDF service for men to be shortened - again

Mandatory IDF service for men to be shortened again, this time from 32 months to 30 months.Hezki Baruch, Chana Roberts, 12/5/2016, 2:45 PM

Yesh Atid MK criticizes rabbis

Ofer Shelah says right-wing rabbis, politicians trying to change IDF's policies and values and undermine commanders' authority.Reut Hadar, 12/3/2016, 7:49 PM

IDF veterans harassed by companies offering fake benefits

Report says companies posing as the Defense Ministry are calling IDF veterans and offering fraudulent benefits in scams.Gary Willig, 12/2/2016, 11:10 AM

Rabbi Eyal Karim sworn in as IDF Chief Rabbi

Rabbi Eyal Karim sworn in Thursday as the new Chief Rabbi of the IDF after petition against him dropped.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2016, 7:56 PM

Watch: New 'Devorah' battleship joins Israeli navy

A new 'Devorah' battleship entered operational service at the Haifa naval base this week.Kobi Finkler, 11/30/2016, 3:33 PM

Soldiers,yeshiva students petition against mixed-gender units

More than a 1000 soldiers and yeshiva students signed a petition protesting the change in IDF standing orders regarding mixed-gender units.Yoel Domb, 11/30/2016, 3:05 PM

'Political correctness is taking over the IDF'

Senior national-religious rabbis warn political correctness, feminist agenda taking precedence trumping IDF's operational needs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2016, 10:51 AM

IDF Spokesman speaks with Saudi newspaper

Fears about Iran and ISIS are among the mutual interests of Israel and Saudia Arabia, as the IDF spokesman told a Saudi newspaper.ILTV, 11/30/2016, 1:29 AM

86 soldiers refuse to join Armored Corps

At least 86 out of the 200 soldiers who were supposed to be inducted into the Armored Corps in recent days have refused to join the force.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/29/2016, 4:14 PM

Intelligence chief warns of rise in terrorism in 2017

Head of IDF Intelligence: We are preparing for another wave of terror, possibly ignited by rising frustrations over PA leadership issuesILTV, 11/29/2016, 9:05 AM

Rabbi Karim to be sworn in as IDF chief Rabbi Thursday

Rabbi Eyal Karim will be sworn in as the new Chief Rabbi of the IDF this coming Thursday, the petition against him was withdrawn.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 11/28/2016, 4:08 PM

Report: Women integrated into IDF despite scientific evidence

New report by Liba Center suggests IDF may be ignoring - and concealing - dangers to female recruits to combat units.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 11/28/2016, 1:01 PM

IDF attacks ISIS target in Syria

Israeli aircraft attack a facility in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights in retaliation for Sunday's attack on IDF soldiers.Uzi Baruch, 11/28/2016, 6:29 AM

Watch: Commando Brigade exercise

The new 'Oz' Commando Brigade is ready to become operational.Uzi Baruch, 11/27/2016, 7:05 PM

IDF cancels soldiers' leaves as fires rage on

IDF has announced that it has cancelled soldiers' leaves so they can be ready to assist firefighting and evacuation efforts.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2016, 6:21 PM

First Ethiopian-born IDF Colonel

Avraham Yitzhak came to Israel at age 19. Being a medical physician, Yitzhak will serve as Chief Medical Officer of the southern command.ILTV, 11/24/2016, 1:29 PM

IDF soldier killed in training accident

An IDF soldier was killed in a training accident in the Golan Heights when a tank overturned.Yoel Domb, 11/24/2016, 8:15 AM

Rabbi Karim: 'I never said soldiers are permitted to rape'

Rabbi Eyal Karim responds to allegations that he said it is permitted for IDF soldiers to rape enemy women based on biblical text.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2016, 8:31 PM

IDF commander slams mixed gender units

IDF commander says mixed gender units are much less professional than other units.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2016, 4:05 PM

Arutz Sheva's CEO: No 'maybes' – this is forbidden

Why religious soldiers must refuse to serve alongside women in the combat units.Uzi Baruch, 11/23/2016, 12:13 AM

Beit Hillel rabbi advises students not to enlist in mixed units

Rabbi Yehuda Gilad, head of Maaleh Gilboa Yeshiva and Beit Hillel rabbi will advise students not to serve in mixed combat units.Yoel Domb, 11/22/2016, 3:23 PM

IDF receives new guidelines on 'proper behavior'

New guide outlines IDF behavior in Judea and Samaria; army officer says soldiers should 'be able to connect with the Palestinians.'Chana Roberts, 11/21/2016, 3:40 PM

Jewish Home MK: Supreme Court has declared war on the government

Motti Yogev criticizes Supreme Court decision to delay appointment of chief IDF rabbi.Hezki Baruch, 11/21/2016, 2:37 PM

IDF hero: Female combat soldiers will lose maternal warmth

Reserve Brigadier-General discusses IDF decision to integrate women into Armored Corps, says it will impact their ability to mother.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2016, 1:06 PM

IDF nets 9 terrorists, weapons, and terror funds in raids

Security operations overnight across Judea and Samaria net 9 wanted terrorists, firearms and cash used to fund terrorism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/21/2016, 8:39 AM

Senior IDF officer: women in Armored Corps means a weaker IDF

Former ground forces commander says those who push for women's integration want to weaken the IDF.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2016, 1:32 PM

Haredim attack soldier in Beit Shemesh

Police arrest 3 suspects for attacking haredi soldier and officer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2016, 9:58 AM

Women increasingly join the fight in Israel's army

Increasing number of women choose combat units, say 'what a man can do, a woman can do.'AFP, 11/20/2016, 8:29 AM

Gazan killed in clashes along border

Gazan rioters provoke soldiers near Gaza border, ignoring orders to back away and forcing troops to open fire.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/18/2016, 8:34 PM

Little terror victim meets her heroes

4 year old who was injured when terrorists threw a firebomb at her family's car, met with the soldiers who captured the terrorists.Uzi Baruch, 11/17/2016, 10:40 PM

Haredi city has highest percentage of recruits to combat units

The IDF's new recruitment statistics shot that the highest percentage of recruits to combat units came from the haredi city of Elad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/17/2016, 7:41 PM

Is IDF eating Hamas-grown tomatoes?

Facebook picture reveals that IDF uses Gaza-grown tomatoes.Family members of Gazan farmer express overt support for Hamas.Yoel Domb, 11/17/2016, 3:49 PM

IDF, National Security Council defend submarine acquisition

The IDF and National Security Council responded to Channel 10 allegations of conflicts of interest regarding the acquisition of submarines.Kobi Finkler, 11/17/2016, 10:38 AM

IDF uncovers weapons cache, nabs 6 wanted terrorists

Terrorists captured in overnight raids, assault rifle, pistol, and ammunition confiscated.David Rosenberg, 11/16/2016, 10:01 AM

Israeli army medics named world’s best in disaster relief

World Health Organization recognizes Israel as top emergency aid force in the world.JTA, 11/13/2016, 6:47 PM

New findings in missing soldier Guy Hever's case

IDF troops identify new findings that may have belonged to Guy Hever, who has been missing since 1997.Reut Hadar, 11/11/2016, 3:14 AM

IDF: Don't shoot female terrorists, they're not as dangerous

A new clip from IDF training calls on soldiers to use other methods to disarm female terrorists rather than shooting them.Col(Res) Raz Sagi, 11/10/2016, 9:23 AM

IDF divers course completed

A ceremony marking the completion of the 110th diver's course in the IDF took place at naval command's base in Haifa.Yoel Domb, 11/9/2016, 10:42 PM

Israeli Arabs patriotically serving in IDF

More Arabs are serving in the IDF than ever before, and the IDF hopes that that number will continue to increase.Gary Willig, 11/8/2016, 4:48 PM

IDF closes two weapon factories, nabs wanted terrorists

The IDF closes two weapon manufacturing factories in Jenin and Yatta, nabs six wanted terrorists.Kobi Finkler, 11/8/2016, 8:02 AM

IDF cracks down on Arab gunfire at weddings

Following dangerous incidents of Arabs firing guns in celebration at weddings, IDF takes steps to curb phenomenon and closes wedding hall.Gary Willig, 11/7/2016, 10:01 PM

Murder or heroism? Ex-officer arrested for shooting

Ex-IDF officer arrested after relative claims he confessed to murder. Suspect says accuser is a convicted criminal and is unreliable.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/7/2016, 1:13 PM

IDF to resume search for missing soldier Guy Hever

IDF to restart search for missing soldier Guy Hever, last seen in 1997 at his base in the Golan.Kobi Finkler, 11/7/2016, 3:14 AM

Kosher status of Army kitchens increasingly threatened

'Tzav 1' reports that it is becoming increasingly harder for religious IDF soldiers to uphold the dictates of Jewish law while on base.Yedidya Ben Or, 11/6/2016, 10:15 AM

Former Military Censor attacks Cabinet Ministers

"When our soldiers cross the border there is no room for games", said Former Military Censor.Uzi Baruch, 11/5/2016, 6:56 PM

Abandoned weapons and classified documents found at army base

Workers demolishing the Tzrifin military base discovered a large amount of weapons and classified documents out in the open.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/2/2016, 9:03 PM

IDF to fund academic studies for discharged soldiers

IDF unveils plans to fund academic or vocational studies for discharged soldiers drafted after July 2013.Yoel Domb, 11/2/2016, 11:27 AM

'Soldiers' actions prevented an even worse attack'

Head of IDF Central Command praises soldiers for quick response to yesterday's terrorist shooting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2016, 7:33 PM

IDF raids home of terrorist, nabs brother

Home of Palestinian Authority cop responsible for Monday's shooting attack raided by IDF forces.Uzi Baruch, 11/1/2016, 7:48 AM

Arabs raid IDF outpost

Arabs broke into an IDF outpost near Yitzhar, taking advantage of the easing of travel conditions during the olive harvest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2016, 10:52 AM

Watch: Terror attack thwarted in Gush Etzion

Two Arab children caught near Kibbutz Migdal Oz, admit planning a stabbing attack.Elad Benari, 10/26/2016, 11:28 PM

Defense Minister: Educating soldiers the loftiest Zionist ideal

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman visits base for lone soldiers and immigrant soldiers, praises education of soldiers in Zionism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/25/2016, 7:51 PM

IDF soldier injured in rock attack, one terrorist killed

One IDF soldier was injured after terrorists attack IDF patrol car with rocks. One terrorist killed.Gary Willig, 10/20/2016, 8:04 PM

4 soldiers using Waze accidentally enter Arab-controlled area

Four soldiers using Waze wandered into Area A under Palestinian Authority control, and were rescued without incidentArutz Sheva Staff, 10/20/2016, 4:38 PM

5 arrested for shooting at soldiers

5 Arabs arrested for shooting at IDF soldiers on Yom Kippur Eve.Uzi Baruch, 10/19/2016, 7:01 PM

Report: IDF asks Russia to revise coordination in Syria

Russian media reports the IDF approached Russia to request new coordination procedures after Russia stationed S-300 missiles in Syria.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/17/2016, 12:01 AM

IDF confiscates thousands of shekels used for terror

The Major General of Central Command issued an order to close a residence that was used to store weapons for terror activity in Shechem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/16/2016, 9:42 AM